For chef Evan Funke of Felix Trattoria, hand-rolling pasta is a high calling. Esquire’s Jeff Gordinier dishes on his travels with Rene Redzepi. Musso and Frank celebrates 100 years of serving Tinseltown’s legends. Plus: exploring the wealth of Asian produce at the Alhambra Farmers Market.
As the Great Tortilla Tournament heads to the finals, we dive into Tex-Mex flour tortillas. Yes Plz makes coffee blends with ‘zines. Natural wine doesn’t have to be intimidating, says Alice Feiring. Plus a visit to the Mar Vista Farmers Market.
Meat and climate change, tortilla chemistry, chicken pageant
The Amazon rainforests are burning—what do burgers have to do with it? Meanwhile, the Tortilla Tournament narrows down to eight contenders. We revisit a chicken beauty contest in Ventura, and Evan Kleiman samples Japanese fried chicken downtown.
Iowa State Fair, market drama, cooking with fire
A dispatch from the Iowa State Fair, where presidential candidates stuffed their faces with assorted foods on a stick. Two states over, there are growing fears of white supremacy at farmer’s market in Bloomington, Indiana. Here at home, Josiah Citrin is teaching the art of charcoal cooking.
Sonoran tortillas, Korean Home Cooking, Jet & Ali Tila
Sonoratown looks to defend its crown in this year’s tournament. Sohui Kim is your guide to building a Korean pantry at home, and Jet and Ali Tila are improving on the classics. Also, Gustavo Arellano visits a Syrian ice cream maker in Anaheim.